Bad news for fans of the one-off special. NBC has officially given Bryan Fuller’s Mockingbird Lane the axe. The creator/executive producer made the announcement via Twitter. “I tweet with a heavy heart,” he said. “NBC not moving forward with #MockingbirdLane. From producers and cast, thank you all for enthusiasm and support.”
Deadline reports that after the Halloween special multiple scripts had been written in the hope it would be picked up as a series and the “reworked to focus on Grandpa and cousin Marilyn (Charity Wakefield).”
But alas, this isn’t the case. However, the special has all the makings of a cult favorite and I can see it being revisited ten years or so down the line. Here at FEARnet we are big fans of the special, and even the most skeptical of us came around to the 60s family of dysfunctional monsters.